Eight local students were honored by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission and Kentucky Heritage Council on Monday for expressing themselves creatively through essays, visual art and poetry.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber posted on Twitter Friday that the district will continue virtual instruction through Friday, Jan. 15.
The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission recently announced winners for its poetry, art, and essay contests for elementary, middle and high school students in Kentucky.
Gov. Andy Beshear’s press conference at 4 p.m. Monday didn’t give Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber much time to present COVID-19 information at the FIS board meeting at 6 p.m.
The 40th annual Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership “Youth Salute” awards ceremony was held online Oct. 10 hosted by Asbury University. There were 863 leaders from 58 high schools in Central Kentucky that were recognized, including several from Frankfort area schools.
Frankfort High School’s chapter of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association received several recognitions at the annual Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) late last month.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber and Franklin County Schools Superintendent Mark Kopp said Thursday that their districts will continue with virtual instruction through December.
A set of data recently released from Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) shows that Franklin County has trended upward in some key data points related to education, health, economic security and family.
Western Hills wrestling coach Sean Wilkins had gone through a COVID-altered football season, so he had a good idea what was coming when the KHSAA Board of Control met Wednesday.
With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, Franklin County Schools has decided to continue with virtual instruction through the Thanksgiving holiday.
Franklin County’s incidence rate for COVID-19 cases hasn’t dropped much, and both local school districts are staying with their current instruction plan for the coming week.
Earlier this year, staff with Franklin County Schools was anticipating good news when the Kentucky Department of Education released its School Report Card.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 1:44 p.m. on Sept. 24 to confirm a second Frankfort High School student has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education approved a reopening plan for in-person instruction at a special meeting Thursday.
Twenty-three 2020 high school graduates from Franklin County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
The Franklin County Health Department has received a $170,000 grant from UK’s Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC). The grant is renewable for three years (total of $510,000) and will support Just Say Yes, an initiative to stop substance use before it starts by providing he…
Everyone knows that when the coronavirus pandemic hit Kentucky in March, it wiped out traditional year-end events for 2020 high school seniors.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed general fund tax levy at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28.
Dr. Aaron Thompson and Dr. Houston Barber have dedicated their professional lives to education and to making sure that a quality education is available for all.
It had been just one day of 100% virtual learning, but Franklin County Schools Superintendent Mark Kopp and Frankfort Independent Superintendent Houston Barber were pleased with the results.
It seems the African proverb rings true. It does take a village to raise a child, especially during a global health pandemic.
Independence Bank is giving away goody bags to local teachers today and Friday at both Frankfort locations during regular business hours, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.